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Public urged to limit interactions to family members during Avurudu traditions

The government has urged the general public to limit interactions only to family members during traditions for Sinhala and Tamil New Year next week, says the President’s Media Division (PMD). This request was made was taking into account the risks of COVID-19 prevailing in Sri Lanka. People are urged to strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines in order to prevent further...

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 Cases climb to 189

One more Covid-19 positive case reported raising total in Sri Lanka to 189. Two patients recover & discharged, making a total of 44 -Health Ministry

7th COVID-19 death reported in Sri Lanka

Another death due to COVID-has been confirmed in Sri Lanka today (08), bringing the fatalities count to 7. The Ministry of Health said the deceased is a 48-year-old male who was being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Angoda.

Curfew in Colombo, Kalutara, Gampaha, Puttalam, Kandy & Jaffna districts will continue till further notice – PMD

Curfew in Colombo, Kalutara, Gampaha, Puttalam, Kandy & Jaffna districts will continue till further notice - PMD Curfew in other districts will be lifted from 6 am & re-imposed at 4 pm tomorrow (9) & will be lifted at 6 am on 14th & re-imposed at 4 pm on same day

18,000 arrested for violating curfew

Sri Lanka Police says that 18,000 individuals have been arrested for violating the curfew between March 20 and 12 noon today (April 08). A total of 4,667 vehicles have also been taken into custody during this period. Meanwhile police said that 283 persons have been arrested within the 06 hours from 6.00 a.m. and 12 noon today alone while 18 vehicles...

18-hour water cut in parts of Colombo

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board announced an 18-hour water cut from 1.00 p.m. tomorrow (09) in certain parts of Colombo. Accordingly the water supply to Colombo 09 and Colombo 14 including Nawagampura will be suspended during this period, due to urgent repairs being carried out. Meanwhile the water supply in Colombo 13 and Colombo 15 will be under low...

Sri Lanka’s coronavirus cases count at 188

Two more COVID-19 positive patients have hiked the total count of cases in the country 188. The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry said 2 more patients tested positive for the virus a short while ago. Collectively, 3 patients have been confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus as of 4 pm today. According to the Epidemiology Unit, 140 coronavirus patients are...

Joy, relief as exodus from Wuhan begins

Voicing joy and excitement from behind face masks, tens of thousands of people fled Wuhan on Wednesday after a 76-day travel ban was lifted on the Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged. Previously quiet train and bus stations bustled as an exodus began from the city of 11 million, with some passengers wearing hazmat suits. Hao Mei, a single parent...

French economy shrinks 6% in Q1: Bank of France

In its worst performance since 1945, the French economy shrank around six percent in the first quarter of this year as the coronavirus pandemic decimated business activity, the Bank of France said Wednesday. Official figures showed previously that the economy shrank 0.1 percent in the last three months of 2019, meaning that with two consecutive quarters of negative growth, the...

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 Cases climb to 186

one more patients who have contracted the Coronavirus have been identified, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 186, the Ministry of Health said.